Daron Acemoglu, the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Department of Economics, has written an excellent article for Esquire titled ‘What Makes a Nation Rich? One Economist's Big Answer’. The hypothesis that Acemoglu proposes is that political and economic freedom are … [Read more...] about How to Eradicate Poverty
The reason that the vast majority of people use Google as their preferred Search Engine over others (e.g. Bing, Yahoo, Ask, Clusty, Wolfram Alpha etc.) is because Google does search best. Google has such huge Search Engine market share because it returns more relevant results to searchers and is … [Read more...] about Microsoft tries to lower Google User-Experience
Data: A competitive advantage second to none! The ability of organizations to collect relevant data, realise meaningful information from that data and then act upon the information is the key to success for many ‘new-wave’ service and knowledge organizations. A core competence of data collection, … [Read more...] about The Benefits of using Customer Data
It's too darned hot... Yip, it's going to be a hot one here in Sydney today. Already it is humid and sweltering... Sydney, Australia Weather Forecast free online clock desktop clock Reminds me of that great song sung by Erasure on 'Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter' - It's Too Darn Hot … [Read more...] about Sydney Swelters
Daniel Radcliffe (yes, of Harry Potter fame) has narrated a short documentary titled The Legacy of Hope for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMD). It is well worth watching... … [Read more...] about Documentary narrated by Daniel Radcliffe
The problems with Google Feedburner and the mighty Yahoo Pipes is causing many of us headaches. For over two weeks now Feedburner has not been reading RSS data from Pipes. Many people use Feedburner to parse their Pipes RSS feeds and often publish this information on websites. Since the 6th of … [Read more...] about Yahoo Pipes and Feedburner Not Working – A Solution?
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) gurus and Website developers take note; Google may soon be including Page Load speed into its ranking algorithm for organic search. This certainly makes sense and has been coming for a long time. Google values its very fast page load speeds and views this as a … [Read more...] about Google Announces new Ranking Factor
Well done to Australia which has been named as number 3 on the FutureBrand '2009 Country Brand Index'. Australia has a very good international reputation as is realized through the numerous reports listing Australia as a great place to live, do work and visit. Below is the media release from … [Read more...] about Top 10 Country Brands 2009